Boy George: Amy Winehouse “Has To Help Herself”

Boy George knows what it’s like to be a British singer with flamboyant hair, gaudy women’s clothing and too much make up. He also knows what it’s like to be in the throes of a massive drug addiction. So will Amy Winehouse accept the advice the Culture Clubber offered to Times Online?

When you’re hellbent on destroying yourself everyone else is powerless, especially the people who love you most. Until she decides she wants to change no one can do anything.

…[She should do] therapy, maybe. Rehab. NA is amazing: there are people from all walks of life. It brings you down to earth. When I first went I was really scathing: they mentioned God and I was like, ‘I’m out of here’. I was quiet at the beginning, but you open up. You have to help yourself.

George credits NA with helping him kick cocaine last year, following an arrest that had George picking up trash in Manhattan (the U.S. has denied the British star any work visas since). His new single, inspired by the experience, is titled “Yes, We Can.” Timely!

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Britney On Britney: ‘What The Hell Was I Thinking?’

Aw, Brit. We have no idea what you were thinking, girl. Are you talking about the pink wig, the British accent, or Adnan Ghalib? The pop star is going to try to answer that question in a new MTV documentary called “For The Record” which will seek to clarify Britney Spears‘ year of crazy. “So much has gone on over the last couple of years and there’s a lot that people don’t know about me that I want them to know,” Spears confessed to MTV. “I wanted to make this film because I started to feel like I wasn’t being seen in the light that I wanted to be seen in. This is an opportunity to set the record straight and talk about what I’ve been through and where I’m headed.”

The hour-long piece – which will also feature a look at her comeback – will air on MTV on November 30th, two days before her new album drops (and her birthday!). Hopefully it will put a lot of the rumors and the rumblings to rest, not just for fans, but for Brit too. “I sit there and I look back,” she muses. “I’m a smart person, what the hell was I thinking?”

Good question! Clip below.  [Photo: FilmMagic]


Angelina Proves Breast-Feeding Is Sexy In W Magazine

On one hand, it’s the most natural thing a mother can do for her babies. On the other hand, it’s Angelina fricking Jolie and she’s decided to show everybody in the pages of a major magazine. Whoah! There’s no doubt Brad Pitt’s missus looks even more beautiful than ever on the cover of the latest issue of W where she’s pictured breastfeeding one of the Wonder Twins – in a shot taken by Brad, no less.

In an interview further in the magazine, Angie reveals how falling for Brad made her change her mind about having biological children. “I think one of the life changing things that he did, one of many, is that I was absolutely never going to get pregnant. I never felt that it was the right thing to do …. I suppose I just looked at him and loved him and just felt open to [getting pregnant]. I suddenly wanted to. It’s one of those things you can’t explain.”

Sigh. We wish we could say something snarky or snide about this, but we just can’t. They are too damn perfect. Honestly, they had better not break up. Otherwise we will be very upset.

By the way, we wonder how Jamie Lynn Spears feels about this? We wouldn’t blame her if she was a little bit peeved. Angelina Jolie breastfeeds = beautiful art worthy of mag cover. Jamie Lynn breastfeeds = child porn. Ah well.


Richard Gere: Hamster Never Went Up My Bum

We can’t remember how many years ago we heard the infamous “Richard Gere got a hamster stuck up his bottom” legend — suffice it to say that over many years it passed into folklore and we were considering passing it on to our children as a bedtime story, then to our children’s children. It’s nice to have these traditions, no?

But unfortunately, Richard Gere himself has ruined our dreams, by actually confronting the long-running rumour and nixing it. “I stopped reading the press a long time ago. Lots of crazy things came up about me at first, especially from the tabloids. There is an infamous ‘Gere stuck a hamster up his bum’ urban myth. I just decided not to pay attention to any of it. It’s a waste of energy,” he told Metro.

There’s something squeamishly embarrassing about the fact Gere knows about this rumour. Who told him? We want to meet the guy or girl that actually went up to the silver fox and asked him about his ass and a small rodent-like creature. Still, in the meantime, we’re going to have to seek out a new celebrity, and a new totally improbable rumor to pass along. [Photo: AFP]


The Scandalist Scoop: Friday, Oct. 10


Lindsay Lohan wants deposition sealed

LOS ANGELES – Lindsay Lohan doesn’t want to be on camera, at least not when she’s giving a deposition. Lawyers for Lohan filed a motion on Wednesday seeking a judge’s order barring any filming of the actress’ upcoming deposition in a case filed by gal pal Samantha Ronson. Ronson sued her former lawyers in May, claiming they failed to represent her adequately when she sued bloggers, including Perez Hilton. Ronson claimed the bloggers defamed her by writing that she had planted drugs in Lohan’s car and was exploiting the actress to the paparazzi.

Slash to play at Rock Hall’s tribute to Les Paul

CLEVELAND – Slash will play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s tribute concert for his guitar hero Les Paul. Paul is expected to attend the American Music Masters series event. The lineup of guitar virtuosos for the November 15th concert includes Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, The Ventures and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi.

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Kendra Trades In Hef For Hot Cyber Sex

Kendra Wilkinson popped into Chelsea Lately to talk about her new man, Philadelphia Eagles star Hank Baskett, and their proclivity for cyber sex. Pointing at a photo of her new man, Kendra exclaims, he’s “…a hot piece of ass, right?!” This Girl Next Door uses her computer to get hot and heavy with her football hunk. “When you’re across country, you have to do the Skype-sex thing,” she explains. Although not the real thing, Kendra still insists, it’s “…way better than phone sex!” Although she and Hef are no longer an item, she says they are still “best friends” and she just wants him to be happy. What about those new twins that have been keeping Mr. Hefner warm at night? Kendra tells Chelsea that she has to lock her door when she leaves the mansion these days, because there are some “random ass hoes” walking around up there. [Source:E! online]


Guns N’ Roses To Return Nov. 23, But Only At Best Buy

Over fifteen years after the release of Guns N’ Roses‘ last studio album, The Spaghetti Incident?, a very-kinda-plausible-maybe-we’ll-see release date has been announced for their new album, according to Billboard. On November 23rd, the decade-plus-in-the-making Chinese Democracy will be released exclusively to Best Buy. And what could be more rock and roll than that.

One of tracks that recently leaked to the internet, “If The World,” will run over the closing credits of Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s new movie, Body Of Lies. It’s a good fit, as the song sounds vaguely like Crowe and DiCaprio—respectively made to look like J.T. Walsh and covered in dyed-black goatee, mind you—sliding naked into a hot tub in Cabo and making bubbles for five minutes. It’s really that bad. But feel free to check out the movie or roll down to Best Buy (Wooo! Best Buy! F*ckin’ wyld!) next month and find out for yourself.

[Photo: WireImage]


Citizen Scandal: Mother Used Naked Photos To Blackmail Daughter’s 13-Year-Old Boyfriend

A woman in St. Charles, Illionis is being investigated for intimidation, harassment and child pornography possession after she sent hundreds of e-mails and texts to a 13-year-old boy who had recently broken up with her daughter, threatening to post naked pictures of him online if he didn’t continue to date her. Why is mommy not arrested yet? Because of the internets!

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Lil’ Kim Sued For $2.5 Million, Legally Unable To Rap

Ok, she’s really not being allowed to record anything—but for all intents and purposes, we probably won’t be hearing Lil’ Kim bust any bars until she wiggles her way out of this mess. The popular production duo Trackmasters is suing Kim after she refused to live up to their contract, allegedly due to their refusal to let her work with Akon (“Blame It On Me” is right, dude).

Trackmasters—also known as Poke & Tone—claim they paid off $200,000 of Lil’ Kim’s debts and spent over $2 million moving their company to Jersey for her. The pair are looking for complete restitution and a court order restricting any Brookland employees from working with Kim on any music. Ever! If Kim fails to beat (or settle) the suit, she better hope the Pussycat Dolls come up with a new reality show to judge fast.

[Photo: Getty Images]


In Paris We Trust?

Paris Hilton has been full of opinions on the election lately, and November’s Harper’s Bazaar is no exception. The star of Paris Hilton’s My New BFF poses with one of her seventeen pups, as if they are about to make a very prolific speech. Then they venture out and have their photo snapped in front of Paris’ “Pink White House.” If she were president, Paris tells Bazaar, she would give the White House a “minimalist touch,” and would employ a “closet” rather than a “cabinet,” which would include Karl Lagerfeld, Stephen Hawking, and her precious chihuahua, Tinkerbell.

On her presidential style: I pledge to support the American workforce by wearing only American designers: Calvin Klein between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Donna Karan the rest of the year. Unless I wake up and the day is screaming for me to put on a bikini for my fellow Americans. Country first.

Paris‘ pick for VP? Rihanna, of course. She’s hot.

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